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HOME IMPROVEMENT ASSISTANCE

The City of La Mirada provides home improvement assistance to eligible low- to moderate-income homeowners to correct code violations and improve deteriorating conditions in their homes.

Citywide Home Improvement Programs (HIP)

  • Emergency Grant: up to $5,000 for specific emergency repairs to address immediate health and safety risks. Repayment is required if certain conditions are triggered within one year of funding date.
  • Low-Interest Loan: up to $30,000 at 3% simple annual interest. Loan is secured by a deed of trust and is repaid upon the sale or transfer of the property.
  • HIP Brochure
  • HIP Application

For more information, contact the City's Housing Technician II at (562) 943-0131, extension 2956.

HOMEOWNERSHIP ASSISTANCE
The County of Los Angeles’ Mortgage Credit Certificate Program (MCC) offers first-time home buyers a federal income tax credit. The credit reduces the amount of federal taxes the certificate holder would pay. It can assist the first-time home buyer to qualify for a loan by allowing a lender to reduce the housing expense ratio by the amount of the tax savings.  The qualified homebuyer who is awarded a MCC may take an annual credit against their federal income taxes paid on the homebuyer's mortgage.  The credit is subtracted dollar-for-dollar from their federal income taxes.  The qualified buyer is awarded a tax credit of up to 15% and the remaining 85% are taken as a deduction from the income in the usual manner.  For more information call (323) 890-7281 or visit the website at www.lacdc.org/CDCWebsite/HDP/ProgramInfo.aspx?ID=81.

The County of Los Angeles’ Home Ownership Program (HOP) is financed with HOME funds provided through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is subject to the applicable federal regulations.  HOP has been designed to meet the needs of low-income families with the necessary down payment assistance.  This program will provide a 2nd Trust Deed loan at 0% interest with all payments deferred until sale, transfer, refinancing, or full repayment of the first mortgage.  HOP Loans are only available in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County and cities participating in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Urban County Program.  If purchased in the unincorporated areas within our designated census tract area, the borrower could receive $70,000 or 25% of the purchase price, whichever is less.  If purchased in the participating cities, the borrower could receive $60,000 or 20% of the purchase price, whichever is less.  For more information call (323) 890-7281 or visit the website at www.lacdc.org/CDCWebsite/HDP/ProgramInfo.aspx?ID=59.

HOUSING RELATED SERVICES

  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (213) 894-8000  www.hud.gov.
  • Fair Housing Foundation—Discrimination Claims (800) 446-3247 / (323) 295-3302  www.fairhousingfoundation.com.
  • LA County Housing Authority — Section 8 Program (562) 347-4663.  
    (The City of La Mirada does not offer Rental Assistance or Rental Sharing Programs)
  • LA County Department of Consumer Affairs - tenant/ landlord disputes (213) 974-1452  http://dca.lacounty.gov/.
  • LA County Department of Social Services-CalWorks temporary housing for families (562) 807-7860. 
  • Rio Hondo Temporary Home (562) 863-8805.
  • Women’s and Children’s Crisis Center - for abused women and children only (562) 945-3939.
  • Salvation Army Hospitality House - food/shelter for 1 or 2-night emergencies (562) 698-8348.
  • LA County Tax Collector - parcel number is required for inquiry (213) 974-2111  http://ttc.lacounty.gov/.
  • LA County Assessor - Homeowner’s Exemption (213) 974-3211  http://assessor.lacounty.gov/extranet/default.aspx.
  • LA County Recorder’s Office - 12400 E. Imperial Highway, Norwalk (562) 462-2125  www.lavote.net.
  • Internal Revenue Services (IRS) (800) 829-1040  www.irs.gov.
  • Southeast Area Social Services Funding Authority (SASSFA) - senior services (562) 699-3231.
  • Southeast Center for Independent Living—services for seniors and individuals with disabilities (562) 862-6531.


SENIOR HOUSING

There are several opportunities for senior living in La Mirada. Some are reserved for income eligible seniors.

  • Breezewood Village Senior Apartments
    16000 Grayville Drive
    (562) 943-9555
    Rental apartments for income eligible seniors
  • Landmark Active Adult Community
    13710 Avenida Santa Tecla
    (562) 947-4087
    Individually owned condos for seniors
  • The Palms
    13001 La Mirada Boulevard
    (562) 944-1800
    Rental apartments for seniors
  • Somerset Glen Senior Apartments
    13380 Hillsborough Drive
    (562) 947-7714
    Rental apartments for income eligible seniors
  • Vista Alicante
    15811 Alicante Road
    (562) 943-3140
    Rental apartments for income eligible seniors
  • La Mirada Vistas
    14129 Adoree Street
    (562) 404-9975
    Federally owned rental apartments for income eligible seniors

AB987 COMPLIANCE

In accordance with the requirements of AB987, passed by the California State Legislature, California cities are required to maintain and publish a database of affordable/restricted housing units developed or otherwise assisted with Low- and Moderate-Income Housing Funds. Please be aware that this is only a listing of affordable housing that has been assisted through the City of La Mirada. This is not a listing of current available housing. This database is updated annually.

Please click here to view database.

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Last updated: 9/6/2013 3:44:46 PM